The Les Collines vineyard provided the fruit; it brings Walla Walla Valley strawberry preserves and some sharp acids, but feels a bit thin and sharp in the midpalate. As the wine expands in the mouth raspberries and chocolate take over, still with plenty of acid showing. A little pickley in the finish.
Paul Gregutt is a Contributing Editor for Wine Enthusiast magazine, a founding member of the magazine’s Tasting Panel, and reviews the wines of Oregon and Canada. The author of the critically-acclaimed Washington Wines & Wineries—The Essential Guide, he consulted on the Pacific Northwest entries in current versions of The World Atlas of Wine and The Oxford Companion to Wine.Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.